It's time to set the story straight. Originally, when this alleged incident took place back in February 2007, the judge told me not to talk to anyone about the case. Some people took my silence as a sign of guilt. From the beginning I have professed my innocence. Finally, a jury of my peers concurred with a verdict of "not guilty."
Still there are a few doubters. Apparently, some of the doubters were sitting on City Council and decided to retry the case. Although this time, they stacked the deck. The entire proceedings were wrought with collusion. There are three branches of government in this country: legislative, executive and judicial. City Council falls under the legislative branch. The police fall under the executive branch. The "jury of my peers" comes under the judicial branch. How is it that City Council gets to play all three parts in this charade, and the assistant police chief gets to play executioner? It is no wonder the voting public cleaned house and is willing to start over.
I will reiterate my position. I am innocent of everything. I was railroaded. I am not delusional, in denial or any other psycho-babble you want to use as a label. If you listen to Towny Anderson's tirade, you would think I should be put into a padded cell. I may be crazy for being a small-business owner in this one-horse town, but I am not going to go away.
In conclusion, I would like to thank those who supported me through these difficult months, including those that may have been on the fence. As for the rest of you out there, I have succeeded quite well without you, thank you very much. The Jade Summit is still open, and the food is as good as ever. The service will remain friendly as it has always been, and I am pursuing my options for reviving the Pirate's Pub.